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More Tanglewood Concerts Announced for Summer 2014

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Josh Groban

Saturday, August 30; Josh Groban with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
conducted by Keith Lockhart

Of course, Tanglewood in Lenox plays host to some of the best classical music in the northeast each year when the Boston Symphony arrives for its annual summer residency. GO HERE to see the summer 2014 schedule of classical performances…

And the Lenox shed also presents a series of pop and rock shows each summer. As we announced yesterday, James Taylor returns for a two-night stand after taking last summer off. GO HERE for James Taylor info…

And here’s the schedule for a batch of other non-classical performances – from Josh Groban to Ellis & Delfeayo Marsalis, from “The Wizard of Oz” to Broadway and “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander:



James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

After taking this past summer off, the Berkshires’ favorite musical son returns to Tanglewood in Lenox on at 8pm on Thursday & Friday, July 3 & 4.

Bringing his career Tanglewood appearance total to two dozen, James Taylor and his band will take the stage of the Koussevitzky Music Shed for a pair of concerts. The July 4th performance will be a benefit concert for Tanglewood, and a fireworks display will follow the performance.

Priced between $25-$99, tickets for both of James Taylor’s upcoming Tanglewood concerts will go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday, January 16.

LIVE: Goat Rodeo @ Tanglewood, 8/15/13

Monday, August 26th, 2013
Goat Rodeo (photo: Hilary Scott)

Goat Rodeo (photo: Hilary Scott)

Review by Bokonon
Photographs by Hilary Scott

The answer to the question “Where’s My Bow?” is simple. It’s in your right hand. The question is a little tougher when it’s posed musically, as it was recently at Tanglewood.

“Where’s My Bow?,” in that context, is a composition handily assayed by the begoggling acoustic super-group, Goat Rodeo.

On a gorgeous summer night in Lenox, the quartet — Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile and Stuart Duncan — followed the tune by crossing said bows like Musketeers, a taste of the humor that is evident in the crew’s recordings and performances alike.


Joshua Bell and Tchaikovsky Make Tanglewood Opening Night 2013 a Sparkling Affair [Berkshire on Stage]

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

With high temperatures and humidity in the summer air in Lenox, the string section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra had to make lots of minor adjustments to their instruments to counter the summer airs that wafted over Tanglewood for the beginning of its 76th Season in Lenox, MA. The program was all Tchaikovsky, and it was the celebrated soloist Joshua Bell who held the capacity audience spellbound for the duration of the showy and difficult Violin Concerto. For Joshua Bell, it was his 25th consecutive summer in the Berkshires. You can hear and feel the spectacular finale in the video clip embedded above, courtesy of the BSO. The opening night concert was led by the distinguished conductor, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

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Tanglewood Copies Mass MoCA: To Screen “West Side Story” with BSO Playing Bernstein’s Score [Berkshire on Stage]

Monday, June 17th, 2013
The screen in Tanglewood’s Music Shed rivals that of most movie theatres.

The screen in Tanglewood’s Music Shed rivals that of most movie theatres.

By Larry Murray

When it comes to the Berkshires, change comes slowly, and most of our rural sophisticates eschew outright one-upmanship but there seems to be a subtle, and wonderful, rivalry developing between the BSO’s Tanglewood and Mass MoCA.

Before Wilco became the highlight of the Mass MoCA summer, they played at Tanglewood’s shed, with the ushers getting all upset when some attendees started dancing in the aisles. Mass MoCA welcomed the energetic rockers to their campus, and it has morphed into the fabulously successful Solid Sound Festival. I estimate, with a near capacity audience of 9,000 or so, that it is a million dollar operation this year. Let ‘em dance anywhere they want!

Then there is Mass MoCA’s “Banglewood” festival each year when the Bang on a Can gang takes up residence at the museum to create dozens of new contemporary works while looking back at their greatest “hits” and offering an all-you-can-hear Musical Marathon. This year it takes place from July 15 to August 3. At Tanglewood, there has long been an important Contemporary Music Festival, this year August 8-12 and led by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, but it is older and some think too far off in twelve-tone belch-and-squawk land compared to the more rhythmic and melodic doin’s at Mass MoCA.

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Festival Fever: SummerSound @ Tanglewood, 5/26/13

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Tanglewood is kicking off its summer concert season earlier than expected this year, playing host to the Berkshires’ newest summer music festival, SummerSound on Sunday, May 26 of the Memorial Day weekend.

Focused primarily on regional acts, the single-day fest will run from 12noon-5pm; Tanglewood parking lots open at 11:30am. SummerSound is being produced in conjunction with the fourth annual Memorial Day Marathon – run through parts of Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Lenox – which is also being held on Sunday, May 26.

In addition to the music, the fest will also feature food and drink from various Berkshires merchants.

Tickets are $12 in advance online; $10 in advance at the Arcadian Shop in Lenox and Wandering Star Craft Brewery in Pittsfield. Admission for kids age 10 and under is free.

Artists currently scheduled to perform at SummerSound include:


NPR Radio Show “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Comes to Tanglewood

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013
Peter Sagal

Peter Sagal

A live presentation of the witty, fast-paced radio program “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” is scheduled to take place in Tanglewood’s Koussevitzky Shed in Lenox at 8pm on Thursday, August 29. The performance will be recorded for broadcast to its weekly audience of 3.2 million weekly listeners on more than 600 NPR stations nationwide.

Priced from $21 to $120, tickets for the show are scheduled to go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, February 19.

Hosted by Peter Sagal, the Peabody Award-winning radio quiz show offers an irreverent look at the week’s news. Listeners call into the show from around the country to answer quirky quiz questions, presented by Sagal, a panel of featured humorists and judge-scorekeeper Carl Kasell.

Melissa Etheridge June 21, Jerry Garcia Pops Tribute June 22 at Tanglewood [Berkshire on Stage]

Thursday, January 17th, 2013
Added to the Tanglewood Schedule: Melissa Etheridge on June 21 and a Jerry Garcia tribute with Warren Haynes and the Boston Pops on June 22.

Added to the Tanglewood Schedule: Melissa Etheridge on June 21 and a Jerry Garcia tribute with Warren Haynes and the Boston Pops on June 22.

By Larry Murray

Grammy- and Oscar-winning American rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge has been added to the Tanglewood 2013 line-up, bringing her mixture of personal lyrics, pop-based folk-rock and smoky vocals to the Shed on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7 p.m.

Tanglewood will also present the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, a new symphonic project celebrating American musical icon Jerry Garcia, featuring Warren Haynes with the Boston Pops under the direction of Keith Lockhart on Saturday, June 22, 2013, at 8.30 p.m. in the Shed. This ground-breaking orchestral adventure will feature new orchestral arrangements of Jerry Garcia’s storied original compositions as well as classic interpretations of timeless standards that were hallmarks of Garcia’s shows. Powerhouse vocalist and guitarist Warren Haynes (The Allman Brothers Band, the Dead, and Gov’t Mule) will collaborate with the symphony, lending his soul-soaked, introspective blend of rock, blues, R&B, and jazz to Garcia’s masterworks.

Tickets for Melissa Etheridge on June 21 range from $23.50 to $69.50. Tickets for the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration on June 22 range from $23.50 to $79. All tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, at, by calling 888-266-1200, or at the Symphony Hall box office in Boston, MA. All ticket prices include a $2 Tanglewood grounds maintenance fee.

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